Seahawks running game suddenly struggling

Seahawks running game suddenly struggling

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Running back Robert Turbin #22 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 12:38 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — The lack of a consistent run game is a troubling recent trend the Seattle Seahawks would like to get corrected before the postseason arrives. It's causing trickle-down problems with the rest of their offense.

For the past five weeks, Seattle has failed to run for more than 134 yards as a team. Marshawn Lynch, who had 10 100-yard rushing games last season, has only three this year, none in the past five games. The inability to be consistent with the run is forcing Seattle into longer conversion attempts on second and third downs, and causing the offense to stall.

But getting it fixed against St. Louis on Sunday might be tougher than expected. The Rams held Seattle to a season-low 44 yards rushing in their first matchup.

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